TotalEnergies | July 28, 2022
TotalEnergies (Paris:TTE) (LSE:TTE) (NYSE:TTE) and Veolia have signed an agreement to start the construction of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) systems providing power for a desalination plant in Oman, in the city of Sur. The power plant will be located on the site of the Sharqiyah Desalination plant, which is a reference in Oman and in the gulf region, supplying drinking water to more than 600,000 inhabitants of the Sharqiyah region.
This 17-megawatt peak (MWp) solar project will be the first of its kind to be installed in the region. It produces annually over 30,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of green electricity, or more than a third of the desalination plant's daily consumption, enabling it to avoid close to 300,000 tons of CO2 emissions.
This is in line with Oman’s National Energy Strategy to convert 30% of its electricity use to renewable sources by 2030. The plant will be equipped with more than 32,000 high-efficiency solar panels and will use an innovative East-West tracker system to increase energy production. It will cover an area of 130,000 square meters, equivalent to approximately 18 football pitches.
“At Veolia, we are committed to bring the ecological transformation in the water sector for our clients and for our own assets. We’re happy to launch the construction of the solar plant on our desalination unit in the city of Sur, to be able to power it with the green electricity while drastically reducing its carbon footprint, As one of the key players of Oman’s water sector, Veolia is fully committed to supporting Oman’s Vision 2040 sustainability objectives for the Sultanate’s communities and industries and our solar project with TotalEnergies goes in this direction.”
-Estelle Brachlianoff, Chief Executive Officer of Veolia
This project is in line with our strategy to develop renewable energy in the Middle East and provide our customers with clean, reliable and affordable energy solutions. We are committed to helping Veolia decarbonize its operations, building on our strong track record of deploying renewable energy solutions at highly technical and complex sites. As a global multi-energy company, our goal is to contribute to the development of renewables in Oman and its region,” said Vincent Stoquart, Senior Vice President Renewables at TotalEnergies
Veolia is deploying solutions to optimize the energy efficiency of its desalination activities, including its Sharqiyah Desalination plant. The Group, in partnership with TotalEnergies, has decided to take a further step towards green transformation by using renewable energy to power the plant instead of fossil fuels.
TotalEnergies aims to assist producing countries in building a more sustainable future through a better use of the country’s natural resources, including solar energy, which will directly improve the accessibility of cleaner, more reliable and more affordable electricity. The Company is leveraging its leadership position in the region to develop large-scale solar projects in Qatar, Iraq and Libya. These projects illustrate the sustainable development model of TotalEnergies, a global multi-energy company that supports producing countries in their energy transition.
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As part of its ambition to get to net zero by 2050, TotalEnergies is building a portfolio of activities in renewables and electricity. At the end of June 2022, TotalEnergies' gross renewable electricity generation capacity is 12 GW. TotalEnergies will continue to expand this business to reach 35 GW of gross production capacity from renewable sources and storage by 2025, and then 100 GW by 2030 with the objective of being among the world's top 5 producers of electricity from wind and solar energy.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people. @TotalEnergies l TotalEnergies l TotalEnergies l TotalEnergies
Veolia group aims to be the benchmark company for ecological transformation. With nearly 220,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and replenish them. In 2021, the Veolia group provided 79 million inhabitants with drinking water and 61 million with sanitation, produced nearly 48 million megawatt hours and recovered 48 million tonnes of waste. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE) achieved consolidated revenue of 28,508 billion euros in 2021. www.veolia.com.
Schneider Electric | July 05, 2022
Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, which was named the world’s most sustainable corporation by Corporate Knights Global 100 Index in 2021, announced the launch of two new solar power solutions for communities that have little or no access to energy.The new solar products are designed to withstand extensive use for a wide range of power needs. They expand Schneider’s portfolio of products and solutions that aim to help reach the United Nations’s 2030 target of universal access to energy.
According to the World Bank, 733 million people worldwide still have no access to electricity. Africa’s population remains the least electrified in the world: 568 million people across the continent lack electricity access.
“Aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Schneider Electric is committed to having a positive impact on our many stakeholders, especially when it comes to addressing climate change and social inequality, Our energy efficient products and solutions are designed to help communities that live in locations where the grid is either unreliable or non-existent.”
-Carol Koech, Schneider Electric’s Country President for East Africa.
The product launch coincided with the Alliance for Rural Electricity’s (ARE) Energy Access Investment Forum 2022 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 28-30 June, where representatives from the public and private sectors, including Schneider Electric, are meeting as part of ongoing active support to achieve a sustainable energy future for all. Schneider’s new products are now commercially available worldwide.
Homaya Pro powers off-grid communities with reliable, affordable and green electricity
The new Homaya Pro solar-hybrid inverter converts direct current electricity to alternating current to be used in stand-alone systems or connected to a grid. It can power the energy needs of a household or a small business, with solutions ranging from 3, 4 or 6 kilowatts. It provides reliable renewable energy access for homes, fuel stations, small offices, healthcare centers, schools and telecommunications infrastructure.
The Homaya Pro inverter is powered by solar energy with an inbuilt Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) controller. It is compatible with grid charging and supports lead or lithium battery technologies. Up to 6 inverters can be connected in parallel for a combined output of up to 24 kilowatts. Optional accessories include external MPPT to extend a solar array by one or three kilowatts and increase backup capacity, and a WiFi dongle to allow local internet monitoring without a mobile app.
Mobiya Original solar lanterns for lighting and mobile charging
The latest Mobiya Original solar lantern provides users with safe, reliable and clean energy for lighting and USB charging needs. Based on the robust and waterproof Mobiya Original lantern, this upgraded version incorporates new design features and improvements that make it easier to handle and use.
Made from recyclable materials, this latest version produces 280 lumens and includes settings to save power and prolong lighting performance over time.
Launching these new offers demonstrates Schneider Electric’s commitment to ensuring that 100 million people will have access to green energy by 2030,” said Olivier Jacquet, Schneider Electric’s Vice President for Access to Energy Business Development in the Middle East and Africa. “Homaya Pro is not only easy to use and install but also affordable for people living in remote parts of Africa and Asia.
Since launching its Access to Energy program in 2009, Schneider Electric has been developing and commercializing safe, affordable and reliable technology solutions to harness more renewable power, improve the lives and livelihoods of people often located in remote places, and support the growing energy needs of developing countries.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.
LSB Industries | May 26, 2022
LSB Industries, Inc. (“LSB” or “the Company”), (NYSE: LXU), today announced that it entered into agreements with thyssenkrupp Uhde USA, LLC (“thyssenkrupp Uhde”) and Bloom Energy (“Bloom”), (NYSE:BE) to develop a project to produce approximately 30,000 metric tons of zero-carbon or “green” ammonia per year at LSB’s Pryor, Oklahoma facility (“Pryor”). Green ammonia is produced by extracting hydrogen from water using an electrolyzer powered by a renewable energy source, such as solar or wind. Since no natural gas or other fossil fuels are used as the feedstock to the ammonia production process, nor as the power source, the end-product has no associated carbon emissions.
Thyssenkrupp Uhde will develop the engineering design to convert a small portion of Pryor’s existing conventional or “grey” ammonia capacity into green ammonia. Pending results of the feasibility study currently underway, and subsequent board approval, the project will be constructed in two phases: first with Bloom supplying a 10 megawatt (MW) solid oxide electrolyzer, followed by the installation of an additional 20MW alkaline electrolyzer unit, which will be sourced from a leading manufacturer. Bloom will, own, operate and maintain the solid oxide electrolyzer that, once in operation, will be the largest of its kind in the world. Once the second electrolyzer is installed and operational, Pryor will be the largest green ammonia production site in North America.
“We are very excited to partner with Bloom Energy and thyssenkrupp Uhde in taking our first step to becoming a leading supplier of zero carbon or green ammonia in a unique facility that will have two electrolyzer technologies operating side by side. We believe that being an early entrant into the green ammonia space will allow us to become a leading player as the market evolves, This project is very important for LSB and our partners because, in addition to its initial environmental benefit, it provides a learning opportunity. With two electrolyzer technologies working together in a real-world application, we can learn how to effectively develop projects and operate facilities in this exciting new environment. We view this project as our first critical step in becoming a major facilitator and participant in the green ammonia market of the future.”
-Mark Behrman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of LSB Industries.
“This project highlights the value that strategic collaborations and industry-leading innovation can bring to lead advancements in decarbonizing today’s energy system, With a focus on providing highly efficient and low-cost green hydrogen at scale, we’re proud to partner with LSB to accelerate the adoption of this clean, carbon-free fuel.”
-Rick Beuttel, vice president of Bloom Energy’s hydrogen business.
The green hydrogen produced from the electrolyzers as part of the ammonia production process is expected to qualify for federal incentive programs such as the production and investment tax credits currently under evaluation by Congress.
About LSB Industries, Inc.
LSB Industries, Inc., headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, manufactures and sells chemical products for the agricultural, mining, and industrial markets. The Company owns and operates facilities in Cherokee, Alabama, El Dorado, Arkansas and Pryor, Oklahoma, and operates a facility for a global chemical company in Baytown, Texas. LSB’s products are sold through distributors and directly to end customers primarily throughout the United States. Committed to improving the world by setting goals that will reduce our environmental impact on the planet and improve the quality of life for all of its people, the Company is well positioned to play a key role in the reduction of global carbon emissions through its planned carbon capture and sequestration, and zero carbon ammonia strategies.
About Bloom Energy
Bloom Energy empowers businesses and communities to responsibly take charge of their energy. The company’s leading solid oxide platform for distributed generation of electricity and hydrogen is changing the future of energy. Fortune 100 companies around the world turn to Bloom Energy as a trusted partner to deliver lower carbon energy today and a net-zero future.
About thyssenkrupp Uhde USA, LLC.
thyssenkrupp Uhde USA, based in Houston, Texas, is a leading engineering, procurement and construction services provider for the North American chemical and fertilizer industry. The company offers market leading technologies from thyssenkrupp Uhde, Germany together with local EPC competence from a single source and complete value chains for green and blue ammonia, methanol, SNG, nitrous oxide abatement, and more. Their purpose statement "We create a livable planet" reflects the ambition to be a driving force in the sustainable transformation of the global industrial landscape.